The Scullery, Glasgow

My dad came through to Glasgow for lunch the other day so I could treat him as a belated birthday present. After reading several good reviews online I settled on The Scullery.

Situated just off Argyle Street in the West End, The Scullery offers a variety of dishes; from small plates for sharing, a great selection of mains, and sandwiches over lunch time. There is also a well stocked bar and so I imagine there is a nice lovely atmosphere in the evening.

We decided to eat off the main menu but the majority of diners at this time were just having sandwiches. The food is simple with a focus on good quality, fresh ingredients. There’s a nice seasonal aspect too as I had the butternut squash risotto with thyme and goats cheese. Presentation was lovely and the taste was incredible. As I make risotto at home a lot I rarely order it in restaurants as I know in a large kitchen it can be difficult to do properly. However this was beautiful and light, and the rice was cooked perfectly.

My dad went for the burger with cheese and Puddledub bacon. The bacon is from the Puddledub farm in Fife, I’ve tried their products before and they are delicious, great to see some Scottish produce on the menu. While I didn’t try the burger I was assured it was delicious. What I did try were all the accompaniments. I do love where just as much effort is put in to the sides as the main event! The chips were to die for, perfectly crispy on the outside but lovely and fluffy in the centre. The tomato relish tasted homemade and the red cabbage coleslaw could maybe rival my favourite coleslaw from The Outsider in Edinburgh!

The venue is well decorated and nice and spacious. We went on a lovely sunny day and so it’s great with the big windows. We also picked the best little booth, tucked into one of the windows.

Service was great, the staff were very attentive and helpful. I asked a question about one of the teas and had the box brought over to me so I could read the ingredients.

Overall we were really impressed and I’ll definitely be taking CB along to try. My only worry is the location as it’s a little bit away from the main Finnieston strip. But hopefully the good food will be enough to keep people piling in!

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